Saturday, September 17, 2011
Keep Moving -- Writer's Poke #319
The lucky ones feel a deep sense of belonging. They know why they’re here, and that sense of belonging and purpose informs how they live their lives.
This doesn’t always happen all at once, this feeling of belonging, but it can develop over time. It can take root, and it can blossom.
Do you know why you’re here, or are you simply going through the motions for the time being? Perhaps “for the time being” has been going on for quite a while? Even going through the motions can be a positive kinetic experience. Every day at the gym, I see dozens of people working hard, going nowhere. These are the treadmill enthusiasts. Me, I prefer doing my walking on a real track, but whether or not walking around in a big circle is superior to walking in place is debatable.
The point is to keep moving. Don’t stagnate. Don’t allow yourself to die a little bit more inside each day. We all have the power within us to achieve greatness. This isn’t a cliché. Reaching one’s potential is achieving greatness. Not reaching one’s potential is the living death. So, no, you might not ever be an astronaut, but let that stop you from being what you can be.
Don’t stop to doubt. If you have to take the time to doubt, then the least you can do is keep moving. As long as your feet are moving, you are keeping your potential in motion. Don’t let anyone or anything stop you, including yourself. And never allow fear or failure to take from you what only you can willingly give away.
What do you do on a daily basis to move one step closer to your potential?
Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.” – Winston Churchill